The Arrogance of the Prom King

Discussion in 'Politics' started by chimo, May 9, 2016.

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  1. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    By Robert Ringer
    May 9, 2016

    Just when you think you’ve heard and seen it all in the Republican campaign then, along comes prom king Paul Ryan displaying an arrogance that makes Donald Trump look like the Dalai Lama by comparison. Millions of American jaws must have dropped in unison when chameleon Ryan casually told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he’s “just not ready” to support Trump.

    Really? Where do I even begin to address such a remarkable display of unflinching arrogance? How about just stating the obvious — that the litmus-test conservative crowd stilldoesn’t get it.

    That’s right, hard as it is to believe, after ten months of watching Trump swat every political fly who’s annoyed him, the pathetic “Never Trump” crowd really and truly still does not understand what’s taking place in America.

    Specifically, what they don’t get is that this is a genuine revolution. And it’s not a revolution about Trump. It’s a revolution about the corruption and arrogance of the leadership of the Republican Party — and, on a broader scale, the entire Washington political establishment.

    That’s right, it’s taken eight long and destructive years, but the Republican Party’s base is now in full revolt against the Ryans, the McConnells, the McCains, the Grahams, et al. You’d have to be blind, deaf, and stupid — or totally delusional — not to have figured that out by now. Nevertheless, the guys who have run things for decades have chosen to stubbornly remain in a state of denial.

    They do not understand that the so-called leadership is not the Republican Party. The Republican Party is the Republican voters. Had party leaders been able to do so, they were fully prepared to ignore the will of their rank-and-file members at the Republican National Convention in July and use their crooked, self-serving rules to get their way.

    Now, since Trump put Cruz and Kasich on the canvas much earlier than expected, their state of self-righteous panic has quickly intensified and they’re talking about forming a third party. LOL. Would that they would actually do it because it would be yet another episode of Road Runner Trump versus Wile E. Establishment. And, as with the real Road Runner and real Wile E. Coyote, it’s Wile E. who always end up on the losing end of these clashes.

    There are three things about which you can be certain if the panicked Republican ex-leadership actually moves forward with a third party:

    1. It will give Trump yet another big boost in the polls.
    2. They will lose badly to Trump in the general election.
    3. They will forever be persona non grata in the new Republican Party that they once controlled. Talk about poetic justice.
    Who in the hell does Paul Ryan or any of the other Never-Trump RINOs think they are to proclaim that Trump will have to prove to them that he’s willing to adopt their platform? Attention all RINO wusses: Trump steamrollered everyone in the field because he refused to go along with your ideas!

    Full article: The Arrogance of the Prom King - LewRockwell

    The GOP establishment is only proving to the world that it really is just the Republican wing of the Democratic party and would prefer Hillary Clinton...because she is one of theirs.

  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I am not ready to castigate Ryan for not endorsing the trumpster. When the convention comes along that would be the time to go public with an endorsement. With the GOP so thoroughly fractured, I can see that an alternate candidate could show up in time to save us from both the hildebeest and the trumpster. If there's no one hiding in the wings for the convention to discover, then Trump it is and must be.

    I can fault Ryan for not showing any leadership. The GOP is sadly lacking in that department now for quite a while, just can't seem to do a terminator and gather itself together.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I think that Ryan is just playing politics and did not anticipate the blow-back he has received to date. He has an agenda, things he wants to accomplish..... his hesitancy to endorse Trump.... is purely an opening act, in negotiations with Trump. Ryan wants things.... Trump will most likely will be the guy.... and so Ryan has to make a deal with him. That is called Politics.......
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    He swore to back the party endorsed candidate, not the guy not yet chosen. "Not yet" is appropriate.
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  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Note: Trump isn't chosen yet so he still has wiggle room
    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  6. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Ryan is a statist creep just like the rest of the establishment statist creeps. I hope Trump causes the GOP to totally implode on itself and let the rats scatter where they may...most will scamper for the Democrats and make it easier for us to stamp all of them out next.
    The only parties this country needs are the ones where people can get together and have fun...they have no place in the politics of a FREE country.
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